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Old 11-24-2002, 01:19 AM   #2
chadsieger
Dojo: Minh Sensei
Location: Allentown, PA
Join Date: May 2002
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I would highly reccommed studying as much of the Japanese culture as possible.

As a Westerner, raised with "Western" reasoning, approaching Aikido was similar to walking on mars. The more I learn about the culture of "The East" in general, the more I feel that I've developed as an Aikidoka and martial artist.

This is just my opinion, possibly due to the the fact that I have been blessed with some very productive encounters.

An excellent book, "The Sword and the Brush," which defines the etemology of 40+ budo terms, should quell the harshest sceptic.

Thanks,

Sieger (My friends call me Sieger)

Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is exactly the place to train-
M. Ueshiba
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